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05/03/21

The latest edition of our HAR from Home Newsletter has been published on our website today. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/0je6shNLXn

05/03/21

Harris Academy Rainham has been accredited for transforming practice in Principled Curriculum Design within SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education. https://t.co/nHGdmhdmFF

04/03/21

Our fabulous Share a Story competition videos are now on the school website. https://t.co/BiuFyVB8Zk

03/03/21

.... This is to ensure we can maintain social distancing and year group bubbles for the safety of all children. There is a summary of the dates and timings for year groups attached - however you must refer to your letter when received for the exact time of arrival. https://t.co/cQUJSkNa3j

03/03/21

Parents/Carers will receive a letter in the post this week with full details on arrangements for returning to school and with the exact date and time for each individual child. Please note that children must only come to school at their allocated date and time... more

03/03/21

National Careers Week Day 3 https://t.co/JlfHc4LmP7

02/03/21

... and encouraging teens to start loving life, to become their very best self, with tips on how to stay cool under pressure and be determined and most importantly ‘happy’. Individuals will need to register in advance for this session via libraryevents.gov.uk

02/03/21

Thursday 4th March 7-8pm – Andy Cope, ‘Dr of Happiness’ and author of the ‘Spy Dog’ series will be doing a live Zoom event of wellbeing aimed at anyone 11 + .Amongst other things he will be discussing his book ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ ... more

02/03/21

World Book Day 4th March 2021 Please see our website for lots of information and activities in celebration of this year's World Book Day https://t.co/aWGUqEDVcO... https://t.co/63YzXqkkwi

02/03/21

The second edition of our Health & Wellbeing Newsletter dealing with bereavement has been published on our website https://t.co/bx99l1A9Af

02/03/21

Message from Havering Education Services As part of the Council’s campaign we have teamed up with Lifeline projects to put on an online live concert aimed at young people. Attendees can sign up and find more details here: https://t.co/wnhTyoswac

01/03/21

National Careers Week https://t.co/CIn8yvGwhj

01/03/21

Information for parents on the arrangements for returning to school from 8th March 2021 https://t.co/Pp8d6nlL9n

25/02/21

See our website for the lastest update on reopening in March. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

25/02/21

Beautiful work from Elis Latifi in year 8. Well done Elis. What an incredible drawing. https://t.co/rPGZIY0tWc

25/02/21

For all you budding Paul Hollywoods and Mary Berrys! https://t.co/yek3iS4ZQQ

12/02/21

The latest edition of our HAR from Home Newsletter (Edition 3) has been published today. See https://t.co/TWXSKs8WuY... Wishing everyone a happy and safe half term.

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Curiosity for Learning

We have a set of learning behaviours that students are encouraged to display. These are incorporated into our school values of Belong, Believe, Become

Students that regularly display these behaviours will make excellent progress at school and be equipped with the right mindset to lead a successful life outside of school. Students who display these learning behaviours are rewarded with BBB points (see Rewards and Praise page).


Curiosity

SlantA key learning behaviour at Harris Academy Rainham is showing curiosity. We believe it is important that students develop a love of learning and are active in their lessons through asking and answering questions and students are regularly rewarded BBB points for doing so.

Students demonstrate that they are curious about their learning by showing SLANT throughout their lessons. 

  • Sit Up
  • Listening Actively
  • Ask/Answer Questions
  • Note-taking
  • Track the Speaker

Students who listen actively throughout lessons, and participate through note-taking and asking and answering questions, will not only find that they enjoy their learning a lot more but will also find they make a lot more progress and retain a lot more key information.


How curious are you?

We want our students to be curious outside of lessons too, and have launched a competition called How curious are you?

Every Monday a curious question is released via social media and students have all week to think about the question and submit a response to the ‘curious box’ in the library. On Friday, student leaders read these responses and select the winning entries.

Participating in this competition encourages students to display our learning behaviours such as being curious about learning, thinking hard and showing scholarly behaviours outside of lessons. That's why all entries receive 5 BBB points (see Rewards and Praise page).

Examples of ‘curious questions’ include:

  • If William had not won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, how different would England be today?
  • If you were going to invent a language for the whole world to speak, where would you start?
  • What is a black hole?
  • Is a selfie art?
  • If God exists, why is there so much evil in the world?

Full details of our expectations for behaviour, both inside and outside of the academy, and of our approach to rewards, sanctions, support and intervention, can be found in our behaviour policy downloadable from our Student Welfare page.